Local Russian discounters are strongly anchored in their home turf in Siberia. National leaders X5 and Magnit, with standard commercial concepts and increasing logistics costs face major challenges as they expand in the region.
The UK convenience channel continues to evolve and innovate as competition intensifies. We are witnessing consolidation, greater franchising and the blurring of traditional channels; with fresh food as the key battleground.
In the German drugstore channel, we are currently experiencing a development akin to the European trend of supermarketisation – a strategy to drive higher sales densities in increasingly saturated markets. What does this change?
Spain is one of the most fragmented grocery markets in Western Europe. Yet, its market leader, Mercadona, records a market share as high as the next four largest grocers combined. Can anyone challenge the Spanish giant?
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